Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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Age of Innocence
By Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence

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Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

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Set in turn-of-the-century New York, Edith Wharton's classic novel The Age of Innocence reveals a society governed by the dictates of taste and form, manners and morals, and intricate social ceremonies. Newland Archer, soon to marry the lovely May Welland, is a man torn between his respect for tradition and family and his attraction to May's strongly independent cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska. Plagued by the desire to live in a world where two people can love each other free from condemnation and judgment by the group, Newland views the artful delicacy of the world he lives in as a comforting security one moment, and at another, as an oppressive fiction masking true human nature. The Age of Innocence is at once a richly drawn portrait of the elegant lifestyles, luxurious brownstones, and fascinating culture of bygone New York society and a compelling look at the conflict between human passions and the social tribe that tries to control them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844083503
ISBN-10: 1844083500
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a prosperous New York family in 1862. She wrote over fifteen novels, was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

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